M. M. Frocht
Mr. Max Mark Frocht was honored for his professional accomplishments by the 1967 initiation of the M.M. Frocht Award. The award recognizes “outstanding achievement as an educator in the field of experimental mechanics,” and is presented annually.
Dr. Frocht’s work on photoelasticity research on stress concentration factors and 3-D techniques and his two-volume treatise on photoelasticity is considered a classic and has been translated into Russian, Spanish, and Chinese. Its publication was credited with revitalizing interest in photoelasticity.
Dr. Frocht was a student of Steven Timoshenko and many of his own students have made important contributions to the field of experimental mechanics. He presented papers and lectures on photoelasticity and experimental stress analysis in all parts of the world.
In recognition of outstanding achievements as an educator in the field of experimental mechanics.
Professor Wei-Chung Wang received his Ph. D. degree in Engineering Mechanics from Iowa State University in 1985. He is now a professor in the Department of Power Mechanical Engineering of the National Tsing Hua University in Taiwan, Republic of China. Professor Wang is the fellow and the former President of the Society for Experimental Mechanics (SEM). His recent research interests include experimental mechanics, fracture mechanics, thermal stresses, precision optical measurement and nondestructive testing. Professor Wang has been an active participant and session/symposium organizer of various international conferences on experimental mechanics. Professor Wang is the recipient of the Pericles Theocaris Award, EURASEM in 2016. He is also the recipient of the Zandman Award and Tatnall Award of SEM in 2015. Professor Wang has successfully supervised more than 100 graduate students. They are now serving in universities as professors, in research institutes as research fellows, in companies as senior managers and engineers.
|2021 - Michael Mello||2020 - Junlan Wang||2019 - Martin W. Trethewey|
|2018 - Ghatu Subhash||2017 - Alberto Carpinteri||2016 - Lawrence N. Virgin|
|2015 - John Lambros||2014 - William L. Fourney||2013 - Wendy C. Crone|
|2012 - Sia Nemat-Nasser||2011 - Nancy Sottos||2010 - Eann A. Patterson|
|2009 - Fu-Pen Chiang||2008 - Ryszard J. Pryputniewicz||2007 - Michael A. Sutton|
|2006 - Isaac M. Daniel||2005 - David L. Brown||2004 - Albert Cardon|
|2003 - Ares Rosakis||2002 - David J. Ewins||2001 - Arun Shukla|
|2000 - Gary .L. Cloud||1999 - Peter K. Stein||1998 - Loren W. Zachary|
|1997 - Joseph Der Hovanesian||1996 - William N. Sharpe Jr.||1995 - Albert S. Kobayashi|
|1994 - Robert J. Sanford||1993 - Clyde E. Work||1992 - Ian M. Allison|
|1991 - James F. Doyle||1990 - John B. Ligon||1989 - Thomas W. Corby, Jr|
|1988 - Daniel Post||1987 - Robert E. Rowlands||1986 - W.F. Swinson|
|1985 - Kenneth G. McConnell||1984 - Christian P. Burger||1983 - C.W. Smith|
|1982 - T. Kunio||1981 - V.J. Parks||1980 - Cesar A. Sciammarella|
|1979 - Emmett E. Day||1978 - J.T. Pindera||1977 - William F. Riley|
|1976 - James W. Dally||1975 - D.K. Wright||1974 - R.D. Mindlin|
|1973 - Peter K. Stein||1972 - E.O. Stitz||1971 - Daniel C. Drucker|
|1970 - William M. Murray||1969 - Charles E. Taylor||1968 - Max M. Frocht|